The Difference at Fusion PT & Wellness is Our Therapists
Specialists in Counterstrain, dedicated to finding and treating the source of your problem
Emily Magers, PT, MSPT
Emily has been a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Washington since 2000. She has founded Fusion Physical Therapy and Wellness, PLLC to bring her skills and passion for Counterstrain and Physical Therapy directly to you! Her clinical specialties are in Counterstrain (a unique hands-on Manual Therapy that is comprehensive in diagnosing the cause of your movement or pain trouble and then alleviating that cause through a gentle but powerful technique that continues to grow and expand every year). Emily has immersed herself in the study of Counterstrain from the top 2 educational providers for the technique, the Jones Institute and the Counterstrain Academy, since 2011. She has strived to master this powerful technique and apply it clinically for successful outcomes for her clients. By working in the fascial systems of the body (fascia envelops every structure in your body) and impacting its receptors, tissues in the body that are being “hijacked” into tension or spasm are allowed to relax and heal. Another recent addition to her skill mix, Emily is also a Certified Ergonomist (from the American Posture Institute). This training allows her to look at your posture, your “work” situation, functional impacts and brain based issues and make highly personalized recommendations to improve those factors that are at odds with your optimal function at work. Her traditional PT background is in Movement System Impairments (as taught by Dr Shirley Sahrmann at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Physical Therapy Program) and complements her post graduate studies in Counterstrain and Ergonomics nicely as it provides a functional movement assessment framework and movement pattern correction as well as corrective exercise strategies. Emily’s unique, specialized skill set will help you achieve your desired outcomes—whether they be moving pain free or regaining movements/activities with more ease and less restriction, or preventing problems from cropping up in the first place.
Emily is a lifelong equestrian (horseback rider) and has the tales and injuries to go along with that particular sport. Counterstrain has proven a most useful method to aid her in recovery from injury (both recent and from a few years back). If she is not off riding her mare Chili around local trails, you may find her out hiking in the Pacific Northwest or walking she and her husband Robert’s 2 dogs (Jack and Jake) on the most beautiful place on the planet, Whidbey Island.
Emily is committed to helping you improve your movement and quality of life by decreasing your pain, improving your mobility and correcting functional movement faults and postures with compassion, empathy and skill.